Vladimir Shukhov

1853 - 1939

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Vladimir Grigoryevich Shukhov (Russian: Влади́мир Григо́рьевич Шу́хов; 28 August [O.S. 16 August] 1853 – 2 February 1939) was a Russian Empire and Soviet engineer-polymath, scientist and architect renowned for his pioneering works on new methods of analysis for structural engineering that led to breakthroughs in industrial design of the world's first hyperboloid structures, diagrid shell structures, tensile structures, gridshell structures, oil reservoirs, pipelines, boilers, ships and barges. He is also the inventor of the first cracking method. Besides the innovations he brought to the oil industry and the construction of numerous bridges and buildings, Shukhov was the inventor of a new family of doubly curved structural forms. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vladimir Shukhov has received more than 140,471 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Vladimir Shukhov is the 325th most popular physicist (down from 316th in 2019), the 531st most popular biography from Russia (down from 490th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Russian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Vladimir Shukhov ranks 325 out of 721Before him are Pascual Jordan, Gerard 't Hooft, Christoph Scheiner, Heinrich Geißler, Léon Brillouin, and August Kundt. After him are Franz Aepinus, Henri Pitot, David J. Wineland, William Daniel Phillips, Leopold Infeld, and David Gross.

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Among people born in 1853, Vladimir Shukhov ranks 31Before him are André Michelin, Vladimir Korolenko, Hussein Kamel of Egypt, Katharina Schratt, Flinders Petrie, and Roberto Ferruzzi. After him are Alexius Meinong, Louise Abbéma, Antonio Salandra, Sophia Perovskaya, Wilhelm Dörpfeld, and Pierre Paul Émile Roux. Among people deceased in 1939, Vladimir Shukhov ranks 35Before him are Wilhelm Groener, Ambroise Vollard, Stanislav Kosior, Hans Langsdorff, Otto Wels, and Gerardo Machado. After him are Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg, Carl Laemmle, Max Skladanowsky, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Isaak Brodsky, and Roman Dmowski.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Vladimir Shukhov ranks 531 out of 2,688Before him are Nikolai Medtner (1879), Viktor Hartmann (1834), Iziaslav II of Kiev (1097), Filipp Golikov (1900), Pavel Milyukov (1859), and Igor Ansoff (1918). After him are Sergey Biryuzov (1904), Elem Klimov (1933), Johann Christoph Gottsched (1700), Savielly Tartakower (1887), Nina Berberova (1901), and Alexander Belyaev (1884).

Among PHYSICISTS In Russia

Among physicists born in Russia, Vladimir Shukhov ranks 17Before him are Nikolay Basov (1922), Igor Kurchatov (1903), Vitaly Ginzburg (1916), Andre Geim (1958), Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov (1891), and Yuri Oganessian (1933). After him are Georgy Flyorov (1913), Emil Wiechert (1861), Vladimir Fock (1898), George Zweig (1937), Boris Podolsky (1896), and Yulii Khariton (1904).